Clients & Case Studies

The following case studies help illustrate the broad range of financial and commercial expertise that we have applied to clients and businesses in recent years. (Please note references to 360 Partners below include services performed under our previous practice trading name).

 
 

A1 Building Group Pty Ltd was founded by Brad Thompson and Matt Low in 2011 after successful roles as sole directors of their own respective companies. Their customers are some of Australia's best known insurance companies including AAMI, APIA, Gio, Shannon’s, Suncorp and Vero. 360 Partners was integral to A1 Building Group acquiring it's first tender and has been with the company every step of the way as it has grown to become a multi-million dollar company with offices throughout Australia.

  • Worked closely with the directors over an extended period of time to compile the initial tender document
  • Provide all required compliance and support services including income tax, GST, payroll tax, personalised structural advice and complex SBE capital gains tax concession advice
  • Monthly management meetings including cash flow forecasting, job costing analysis, management of dividends and franking account and month by month tax planning
  • Preparation of all financial reports and attendance to all taxation compliance matters

Exit Now Pty Ltd (trading as Exitus) was Australia's first and largest escape the room entertainment venue based in Melbourne. 360 Partners funded a significant portion of the initial capital required. Within four months of opening the business had generated sufficient profits to return all initial funding to the stakeholders and the business continued to be highly profitable until its sale in August 2015 to the Strike Entertainment Group. We utilised our experience from previous entertainment operations to develop this business and create a highly profitable operation in a very short timeframe. Involvement with Exit Now Pty Ltd provided us with further exposure to first mover advantages (and challenges) and reminded us of the importance of speed in rollout in a rapidly growing competitive market. 

  • Founding stakeholders.
  • Contributed all capital as majority shareholder.
  • Provided commercial and financial oversight as directors of the company.
  • Preparation of all financial reports and attendance to all taxation compliance matters.
  • Managed successful sale exit process within 18 months of commencement. 
 
360 Partners Escape Room Boss

Escape Room Boss is the worlds first and only IOS app for Escape Room Venue gamemaster management. This app was developed as part of ownership of the Exit Now Pty Ltd (Exitus) escape room business and was retained during the Exitus sale process. The Escape Room Boss app currently has numerous venue installations located across the world with a large focus on North America and Australia. This was our first foray into enterprise app solutions and it has been highly successful to date. 

  • Founding stakeholders.
  • Contributed all capital as majority shareholder.
  • Provided commercial and financial oversight as directors of the company.
  • Preparation of all financial reports and attendance to all taxation compliance matters.
  • Designed and refined the app with the assistance of Melbourne based developers. 
 
360 Partners Plan HQ

Plan HQ is a world leading cloud based business planning software platform (subscription based SAAS).  Plan HQ Pty Ltd (a 360 Group company) acquired the business from the NZ founder in late 2011 and subsequently sold the business to a foreign software company as a going concern in early 2013.  Apart from a respectable ROI for the 360 Group this venture provided us with considerable insight into the world of subscription based e-commerce models and the challenges and opportunities associated with these businesses. The following expertise was applied and developed by 360 Partners

  • Founding stakeholders and managed acquisition due diligence.
  • Contributed all capital as 100% shareholder.
  • Provided commercial and financial oversight as directors of the company.
  • Preparation of all financial reports and attendance to all taxation compliance matters.
  • Managed successful sale exit process within 18 months of acquisition.
360 Partners Zizzle

Zizzle Pty Ltd was an Australian daily deal group buying website based out of Melbourne. The company commenced operations in September 2010 and quickly developed a strong presence in the Victorian market. During our period of ownership the business achieved good membership support in an increasingly crowded and competitive market. In March 2011 360 Partners exited its investment achieving a respectable ROI.  The following services were provided by 360 Partners

  • Founding stakeholders and provided advice for operational rollout (startup strategy, innovation, forecasting & modeling, IT & systems, banking, payroll, lease negotiations and other compliance).
  • Contributed significant founding capital as a substantial shareholder.
  • Provided commercial and financial oversight as directors of the company.
  • Preparation of interim financial reports and attendance to all taxation compliance matters.
  • Managed successful sale exit process.
 

Melbourne indoor Paintball is an entertainment business operating in Port Melbourne Victoria. The business commenced trading in 2006 and was the first of its kind in Victoria. Since that time it has become the premier paintball facility in the state, occupying approximately 4500 square metres of premium warehouse space and employing more than 15 full time and part time staff. Investors received a 100% return of capital within 3 years and continue to enjoy a return on investment well above market alternatives. The following services were provided by 360 Partners

  • Founding stakeholders and provided advice for operational rollout (startup strategy, innovation, forecasting, lease negotiations, payroll and other compliance).
  • Contributed significant founding capital as a substantial shareholder.
  • Provided commercial and financial oversight as directors of the company.
  • Ongoing management of stakeholder investment participation.
  • Preparation of annual and interim financial reports and attendance to all taxation compliance matters
 

The AAM group is an industry leader in terrestrial and aerial geospatial data products and services. In the last 15 years the company has grown almost tenfold in size, now boasting offices in most major Australian cities and an internationally in Malaysia, New Zealand and South Africa. The following are core solutions that 360 Partners have provided in the last fifteen years.

  • Corporate advisory services associated with merger (2004), management leveraged buyout (2009) and substantial capital raising (2010).  This included advice regarding private equity due diligence process, valuation and transaction structure.
  • Preparation of quarterly company share valuation.
  • Preparation of annual financial reports including compliant audited reports.
  • Provision of general taxation compliance support for income tax, GST, FBT.
  • Provision of specialist taxation advice covering employee share scheme operation, capital gains tax, share buy backs, tax consolidation and foreign withholding tax.

Wright Rubber is a specialist rubber manufacturing business based in Victoria. The business currently operates as one of the Australian market leaders in the manufacture and sale of specialised rubber products. Recently 360 Partners were engaged to provide the following services

  • Undertake financial modeling for use in business valuation.
  • Prepare a company valuation and undertake stakeholder investment return analysis (for exit) using a combination of capitalised earnings and discounted cash flow methodologies.
  • Provide recommendations with regards to deal structure to maximise stakeholder after tax return and minimize overall financial risk.
 
360 Partners Pacific Environment

Toxikos commenced operations in 2001 and quickly established itself as one of the key industry players in the provision of specialised toxicology consulting advice. In 2008 the company participated in a successful merger and shortly after executed a group IPO on the ASX. From early stage through to merger and IPO 360 Partners provided the following services;

  • Corporate advisory services associated with merger and IPO (ASX) in 2008 by Pacific Environment.
  • Preparation of all annual and interim financial reports. 
  • Provision of general taxation compliance support for income tax, GST and FBT. Provision of specialist taxation advice covering GST, capital gains tax and foreign withholding tax.
 

Castle Hampers commenced operations within the retail food and beverage industry in 2001 and within five years it achieved enormous growth producing revenues of approximately $50m. Under the stewardship of founder and CEO Bret Jackson the company executed a text book trade sale within just five years of commencement. From inception to exit 360 Partners provided the following advisory services

  • Preparation of all annual and interim financial reports.
  • Provision of general taxation compliance support for income tax, GST and FBT
  • Provision of specialist taxation advice covering capital gains tax for trade sale exit and the establishment of a registered deductible gift recipient charity.
  • Assistance in management of company share register.